Wisconsin State Fair attendance tops 1 million for fifth year in a row
Posted August 16
Milwaukee, WI — Wisconsin State Fair officials announced that 1,028,049 people attended the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair. This year was the 166th anniversary of the State Fair and the 125th year it was held at State Fair Park in West Allis.
Although this year's attendance didn't break any records it was the fifth year in a row where attendance topped 1 million.
Nearly 3,700 exhibitors participated in fair contests, including agriculture, art, horticulture, culinary and more.
Albanese's Roadhouse served up 9,800 orders of this year's Sporkies Champion - Spaghetti and Meatballs Mozzarella Sticks.
State Fair staff planted 20,000 beautiful flowers and plants throughout State Fair Park.
More than 42,000 lemons were squeezed into Catalano's Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade.
Nearly 82,000 rides were taken on the Fair's new BIG attraction - the WonderFair Wheel.
125,000 kids of all ages squealed with delight while sliding down the Giant Slide.
Fairgoers ate more than 408,000 cream puffs.
The 2018 Wisconsin State Fair will take place from August 2 to 12.